For Kimy Pernia Domico, tireless fighters for Indigenous rights to water, who was "disappeared" by Colombian paramilitary forces on June 2, 2001. You are dearly missed.
Suddenly it is so clear: the world is running out of fresh water.
The growing number of citizens and groups around the world who belong to the Blue Planet Project and other organizations fighting for a water-secure future believe in the beauty of this dream: that our global water crisis will become the source of global peace; that finally humanity will bow before Nature and learn to live at peace within the limits Nature gives us and with one another; and that through our work together, the peoples of the world will declare that the sacred waters of life are the common property of the earth and all species, to be preserved for all generations to come.
International tensions around water are rising in many of the world's most volatile regions. The policy recipe pursued by the West, and imposed on governments elsewhere, is to pass control over water to private interests, which simply accelerates the cycle of inequality and deprivation. California, as well as China, South Africa, Mexico and countries on every continent already face a crisis. This book exposes the enormity of the problem, the dangers of the proposed solution and the alternative, which is to recognize access to water as a fundamental human right, not dependent on ability to pay.
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"Blue Gold tells the frightening story of the commodification of water and its consequences. It illuminates the issues and starkly identifies the choice we have to make: to become responsible custodians, managing and distributing water in the public interest." -- Book jacket.… (more)